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Strategic comparisons of very large firms to smaller firms in a financial service industry

Strategic comparisons of very large firms to smaller firms in a financial service industry Larry Pleshko ABSTRACT The paper presents an empirical investigation comparing strategic profiles of very large enterprises (VLEs) to small and medium sized firms (SMEs) in the financial services industry, collecting data from a sample of executives at credit unions. In particular, […]

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Adapting project management processes to the management of special events: an exploratory study

Adapting project management processes to the management of special events: an exploratory study Michael Thomas ABSTRACT The number, size and complexity of what are called “special even.” haves increased significantly over the last three decades. Examples of special events include: civic events, meetings and conferences, expositions, fairs and festivals, and hallmark events such as the […]

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can this popular idea be supported by the facts?

Today’s airlines should adopt a low-cost strategy: can this popular idea be supported by the facts? Richard Cobb ABSTRACT Airline strategic planners have viewed growth as their overriding objective as they have considered changes in customer markets and operations since WWII. This growth has been largely accomplished through an industry focus on differentiation with the […]

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Globalization, value-based management, and outsourcing strategies and the application of the Theory of Constraints

Globalization, value-based management, and outsourcing strategies and the application of the Theory of Constraints Lloyd J. Taylor, III ABSTRACT The “Thinking Process” as introduced Dr. Eliyah Goldratt, in The Goal and further expounded upon in, It’s Not Luck, is based on the Socratic teaching method of if … then reasoning. This type of deductive reasoning […]

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an examination of its impact on end-user satisfaction

End-user computing strategy: an examination of its impact on end-user satisfaction Rita Moore ABSTRACT Organizational attitudes and expectations regarding end-user computing (EUC) have changed radically in the past 25 years and have researchers describing end-user computing as a vital component of the overall information resource in the organization. Throughout this period of unprecedented growth from […]

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a guide to business transformation

Journey to the north face: a guide to business transformation David S. Hoyte ABSTRACT Organizations increasingly chose to adopt lean enterprise strategies but implementing strategy is a difficult task, prone to failure. Transforming our businesses into a new model, one that removes non-value added activities, requires a three-phase transformation: a cultural transformation, implementing lean tools, […]

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reconciliation of differences in organizational and strategic leadership

Edwards Deming, Mary P. Follett and Frederick W. Taylor: reconciliation of differences in organizational and strategic leadership Lonnie D. Phelps ABSTRACT Much has been written and researched about Deming’s ‘total quality management’ (TQM), Follett’s ‘law of situation’, and Taylor’s ‘scientific management’. Yet, these management scholars differ in their organizational and strategic leadership abilities and practices […]